Press Release Summary:
With PEMÂ® KEYHOLEÂ® Type SKC-F(TM) sheet joining fasteners, 2 sheets can be joined flat against each other and then detached by sliding top sheet sideways and lifting it off from panel-on-panel assembly. Units install permanently in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .040 in. and will accommodate second sheet made from any material. Constructed of stainless steel, RoHS-compliant self-clinching fasteners allow for horizontal or vertical component mounting.
Original Press Release:
New PEM Sheet-Joining Fasteners
ENABLE QUICK 'PANEL-ON-PANEL' ATTACHMENT AND DETACHMENT
New PEM® KEYHOLE® self-clinching sheet joining fasteners enable two sheets to be quickly joined flat against each other and then easily detached simply by sliding the top sheet sideways and lifting it off from the "panel-on-panel" assembly. They install permanently in a metal sheet and will accommodate a second sheet made from any material.
Among benefits, these Type SKC-F(TM) fasteners reduce the amount and types of loose hardware to be handled and installed; promote speedier assembly and disassembly; and allow for either horizontal or vertical component mounting. For added security against unwanted sheet movement, a standard PEM threaded flush nut and screw can be specified.
These stainless steel sheet joining fasteners with a unique barrel design install in aluminum or steel sheets as thin as .040"/1.02mm. Installation can be accomplished using a PEMSERTER® press or other suitable method to deliver sufficient squeezing force until the flange of the fastener is flush with the host metal sheet.
Upon installation, the fastener's head will be flush or sub-flush with one side of the sheet and the fastener becomes an integral part of the host sheet. Where a concealed head is required in an application, the fasteners can be clinched into a blind hole.
These self-clinching fasteners are made from 300 Series stainless steel and are RoHS compliant. Detailed specifications (Bulletin SK-F) and free part drawings (PEM CAD Library) can be found at www.pemnet.com
Contact Michael J. Rossi, PennEngineering®, 5190 OId Easton Road, Danboro, PA 18916-1000 USA. Phones: 800-237-4736 or 215-766-8853; Fax: 215-766-0143. Web site: www.pemnet.com